The IPC Care Model is adapted from the Care Model developed by the MacColl Institute. This model identifies the essential elements of health care systems that provide safe, efficient, patient-centered, effective, timely, and equitable care. At the heart of this model are the relationships between a prepared, proactive care team and an informed, activated patient. These relationships are essential for improving health and wellness of the population. The model can be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses, preventive services, health care settings, and target populations.